Harmon explains the story behind Pickle Rick.
Recently, Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland sat down with GQ to talk about the most popular cartoon amongst millennials right now. During the interview, Harmon and Roiland speak about how the success of Rick and Morty has changed their lives. Harmon also reveals how he feels about fans getting antsy about how long it has taken to release new content in the past.
“My therapist said, ‘You're sitting on this script because this is your last chance to be the curator of your own misery before moving on to what normal humans do, which is let the universe give them their good luck,’ ” Harmon says about taking his time perfecting the writing for the show. “Self-destruction is a control freak's way of monopolizing their own fortune. It's gotta be the most narcissistic thing to hijack God's cockpit and go, ‘No, I'll decide whether it's a good day or a bad day.’ ”
“There's a lot of Dan in Rick,” Roiland stated. “A lot. It's gotten so bad that since season two, I've accidentally started calling Dan ‘Rick.’ There's definitely a world of difference between them. But Dan does—maybe subconsciously, maybe purposefully—tap into some of the darkness he's got in him.” Harmon also breaks down the shows biggest moments, including Pickle Rick, the Courtroom Transcript, and the Ice T superhero cameo, among other topics. Check out the video below.